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Louis Bolduc House, 1784


125 South Main Street
Ste. Genevieve, MO 63670


Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sunday Noon - 4:00 pm
Closed: New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Year’s Eve


Phone: (573) 883-3105



The Louis Bolduc House was constructed in about 1792 when the town relocated to its current site after a series of catastrophic Mississippi River floods beginning in 1785. Louis Bolduc, a prosperous French Canadian merchant, miner and farmer, may have repurposed one board from the home he built in the old settlement in 1770. It is the first instance of an authentic and complete restoration of a French colonial house of the mid-Mississippi Valley which remains in its original location.

National Historic Landmark
National Register of Historic places


From St. Louis, follow I-55 south for 60 miles to second Ste. Genevieve exit #150. Go east for 5 miles to market St. Make a right on Market St. Go 4 blocks to Main St. Enter at the Beauvais Linden House directly across Main St. from the Louis Bolduc House.